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By Hanners  
Happy New Year to all EPZ members and their loved ones.
This shot was taken a couple of days before Christmas, their Mother wanted a special present for Daddy, so she brought the kids into the studio and we set about getting the right shot. Lots of images were taken, seperately and together, after the shoot the mother sat with me at the computer and chose this shot and I agreed it was my favourite one too. I loved the inter-action between the two of them in this shot and as the younger boy just didn't want to be photographed, it shows what can happen when you persist.
This shot was hurridly sent for print and a very large one is on there wall.
I just thought it was an appropriate shot to bring in the new year. Have a great one guys, large will make better viewing

Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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MikeH 17 218 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2006 3:56PM
A wonderful candid shot Tony and one in which the older boy looks to be really enjoying his brothers fun,
Possum 16 148 England
31 Dec 2006 3:56PM
An absolute delight, Tony. The expressions and obvious affection are truly wonderful. you have a real gift with portaiture of children; long may it continue.
Wishing you a very happy New Year.
31 Dec 2006 4:25PM
a fantastic shot, I am sure the brothers will treasure this image the rest of thier lives..

Happy New Year

beriah 16 1 Canada
31 Dec 2006 4:51PM
this is fantastic! no wonder the mother loved it - so full of love and character! all the best in the new year to you!
MandyS 16 9 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2006 4:56PM
Wonderful natural image, you have captured their sense of fun and laughter expertly.

All good things wished for you in 2007.
Regards ~ Mandy ~
31 Dec 2006 5:08PM
Nice image, perfect timing Smile
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2006 5:12PM
Great title,excellent candid shot,brothers having a great time with each others company,great moment and thankyou for your kind comments on my image much appreciated.

Happy new year.

Bridie 16 6
31 Dec 2006 5:13PM
Lovely shot,they look like right little characters.
16 13 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2006 5:16PM
Beautiful image Tony, very natural and importantly well photographed.

Happy New Year!
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
31 Dec 2006 5:31PM
very well caught


SueTurner 18 81 3 England
31 Dec 2006 6:10PM
a brilliant, natural shot, Sue
rhiw_com 16 24
31 Dec 2006 6:20PM
A superb photograph Tony, and the title is perfect. Great work.

All the very best for 2007.

Regards Tony
Alfoto 16 Wales
31 Dec 2006 6:56PM
Lovely image with a perfect title.

A very happy new year to you Tony.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
31 Dec 2006 7:12PM
Supburb candid-- has a family feel -- well done!

Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
31 Dec 2006 7:16PM
A portrait which is full of life and character
thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
31 Dec 2006 9:48PM
Hi Tony,
it is so obvious they love each other and are having so much fun together.Brilliant work.
Have a brilliant hogmanay and wishing you and your family health,peace and happiness for 2007.
Take care.AnnSmile
1 Jan 2007 10:13AM
Good morning Tony, great candid shot this one. I trust that you and your family had a good Christmas.

For the New Year, I wish, you and your family, the very best.

shortski 16 3 1 England
1 Jan 2007 11:28AM
a lovely portrait and typical small boy behaviour, i love it!.....jojo
bobaloona 16 81 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 3:29PM

1 Jan 2007 3:34PM
Brilliant Tony. I don't know how you manage to get these kids to pose for you. Think i'm going to have another go soon. This one is just so natural too.
Well, Happy New Year mate, all the best to you.
John (-:
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 9:10PM
Beautiful expresions a lovely composition and detail.
Happy New year to you and yours Pauline.
KKmoments 16 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 11:39PM
I saw this earlier and didn't get chance to vote but it got me thinking Dire Straits Smile
This is a wonderful natural portrait/candid of two brothers... you can feel the closeness in their 'play' and their happiness.
Well captured and one to certainly treasure
Karen Smile
oppo 16 6 2 Scotland
2 Jan 2007 12:38AM
I have been there Tony. You start off trying to get a nice shot of them both posing for the camera but they have other ideas. Somehow I think that this is better than any posed shot. You seem to have a natural talent for this type of work. Brilliant !

All the best for 2007

Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
2 Jan 2007 3:14PM
This is a winner in my book....really captures their personality and spirit.
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
2 Jan 2007 6:50PM
Wonderful natural portrait.
JohnRShort 19 25 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 10:18PM
I think portrait work is your niche !! Some excellent work in your PF
3 Jan 2007 11:56AM
Very candid shot.
Like the expressions and pose.
Well captured, great work, as always Smile

ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
5 Jan 2007 8:05AM
Super capture. It's like the little one on the left is going, "Your ears should be up HERE".

Andrew Smile
paulb20 16 12 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 11:03PM
Great candid shot with superb, natural expressions. Reminds me of when our lads were younger.
KevinGoodchild 21 1.2k 9 England
8 Jan 2007 1:00PM
smashing portrait work Tony..... great expressions
SarahK 16 2
12 Jan 2007 9:58PM
lovely stuff! super adorable these two Smile nicely cought
dazzaman 16 631 England
14 Jan 2007 10:47PM
excellent portrait tony,
its razor sharp too
i bet there dad is well pleased

well done
HelenO 16 46 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 6:52PM
Really great kids portraits. My favorite shots are always the more candid ones Smile
twordley 17 360 England
15 Jan 2007 10:16PM
pair of little whatsits!

bet they're a right handfull
annefromleo 17 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 10:49PM
So boys...
Wonderful Tony
ppang 15 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 1:35PM
Such brotherly love you have manage to freeze in this photo! Superb!

Poh-Choo Smile
22 Aug 2007 2:39PM
OK. This one has convinced me. Buy some lights and start a conversion job on the barn Smile
29 Jan 2008 5:18PM
Tony, what great portraits you have this included, two boys, normally fighting, caprtured a lovely moment, really enjoyed looking through your offerings!

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